Matthew 3:8

“Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 3:8

Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Therefore bear fruit in keeping with repentance;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Bring forth therefore fruit worthy of repentance:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let your change of heart be seen in your works:
- Basic English Bible

Produce therefore fruit worthy of repentance.
- Darby Bible

Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:
- Webster's Bible

Therefore let your lives prove your change of heart;
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore bring forth fruit worthy of repentance!
- World English Bible

Therfor do ye worthi fruyte of penaunce,
- Wycliffe Bible

bear, therefore, fruits worthy of the reformation,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 3:8

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 3:8

3:8 Repentance is of two sorts; that which is termed legal, and that which is styled evangelical repentance. The former (which is the same that is spoken of here) is a thorough conviction of sin. The latter is a change of heart (and consequently of life) from all sin to all holiness.

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 3:8

Mt 3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance. There is no repentance whatever unless there is a change of life as the result. The change of life is the proof of the change of heart.

Discussion for Matthew 3:8

  • Lew Rutkin on Matthew 3:8
    In Matthew 3 2 in Matthew 3 6 the people came to John confessing their sins and I believe that is what the Pharisees and the Sadducees didn 't do. They didn 't feel they were sinners in need of a Savior. In St. Mark 1 4 John preached the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins and when you repent or change your mind from what you thought you had to do for your salvation and simply believe you are immediately saved. I am not going to Heaven because I attend church 3 times a week, give money to the church, serve the Lord faithfully or have been water baptized. That has nothing to do with me going to Heaven. I am going to Heaven because I prayed a simple prayer to God confessing I am a sinner and I am putting my complete faith in the Blood of Jesus to forgive me of all my sins and give me the gift of eternal life. I called upon Jesus to save me completely Romans 10 9,10,13. In Acts 19 4 Paul tells us what John preached telling the people that they should believe on Jesus to be saved. Jesus is the Lamb of God which taketh away the sins of the world according to John the Baptist in John 1 29. When you read Matthew 26 28, Luke 24 47, Romans 3 25, Acts 4 12, Acts 10 43 I John 1 7, 2 2, 5 13 and Revelation 1 5 you clearly understand remission or forgiveness of sins comes through the Blood of Jesus alone to receive salvation. Hebrews 9 22 tells us without shedding of blood there is no remission meaning forgiveness of sins from the Garden of Eden through the Book of Revelation. The song writer had it right "What can wash away my sin, nothing but the Blood of Jesus!!! "
  • Pat on Matthew 3:8
    Let your repentance be genuine from the heart.


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